Most property owners in Wayne County, Michigan, pay their property taxes according to the county’s assessment, but city residents of
City of Westland Taxes
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Property assessments may change from year to year, not only because of market trends but also because of changes to a structure because of additions or damage. Changes include renovations that may increase property value, such as adding a room, and damage that may decrease property value, including fire or storm damage. It’s a property owner’s responsibility to report to the assessor’s office any material change that may affect the property’s value.
City of Westland Property Appraisals
The Westland assessor’s office uses three approaches to value when performing property appraisals:
- Sales comparison approach. This method compares recent sales of comparable properties to the subject property.
- Cost approach. This method estimates how much it would cost to replace a property with an identical property, considering depreciation and normal wear and tear, among other contributing factors.
- Income approach. This method determines the value of rental properties and their ability to generate income.
Calculating Westland Property Tax Bills
Beginning in 1995, legislation capped the annual increase in property tax assessments at the lower of 5 percent or the consumer price index, with the exception of new construction or property demolition.
City of Westland Homestead Exemptions
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To file for a homestead exemption for your property, request a Homeowners Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit (formerly called a Homestead Exemption Affidavit) from the assessor’s office.
Westland Property Tax Due Dates
If you need to request a summer tax deferral, contact the Finance Department at 734-467-3172 or download the application from the City of Westland website.
- Tax-Rates.org: City of Westland Assessor
- City of Westland, Michigan: Assessment
- City of Westland, Michigan: Contact a Department
- City of Westland, Michigan: Millage Rates
- Michigan Department of Treasury: Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) Affidavit
- Internal Revenue Service. "Publication 5307: Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families," Page 5. Accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
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